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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is thursday, february 2nd, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. the obama administration says it will end combat operations in afghanistan next year. lara logan and norah o'donnell are here with the latest. we'll talk with the prime minister of qatar and mitt romney is under fire after saying he's not concerned about the very poor. i'm gayle king. when i sigh you at 8:00, we'll talk with the son of "soul train's" don cornelius. jonah hill, oscar nominee, no relation to erica, stopping
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by today. >> but i'm here too today. some say sugar is so bad it should be regulated by tobacco and alcohol. bill belichick takes us behind the scenes as he prepares for sunday's super showdown with the giants. first, we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. major tragedy. >> dozens of passengers feared dead after a ferry sinks in the south pacific. >> helicopters and eight vessels recovered almost 200 survivors. chaos in egypt as soccer fans riot. police stand aside. >> people have been killed, hundreds injured. security forces have been blamed for not doing enough to stop what took place. >> very significant day. >> newt gingrich gets set for a major endorsement while mitt romney plays damage control. >> i'm not concerned about the very poor. we have a safety net there. >> i'm pretty sure you're not
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supposed to say that out loud. >> sometimes things don't come out like i'd like them to. that's not what i meant to say. >> the role for combat troop may end a full year earlier than expected. >> it was an emotional night. >> the state of washington is one step closer to legalizing same sex marnl. >> breaking news, the facebook ipo filing is out. >> facebook created more than 450,000 jobs. unfortunately, photos posted have ended 550,000 jobs. >> all that. >> once in a while, you go, is it all worth it? now i'm going to get hammered on hbo. i don't want to go back to alaska. >> over the 30 years, i have put more people to sleep than dr. conrad murray. >> on "cbs this morning." >> we wish you love, peace and soul.
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welcome to "cbs this morning." for the first time a senior u.s. official is given a timetable for the end of the war in after fwan stand. >> defense secretary leon panetta said combat operations will end by the middle of next year. much earlier than he can pecked. the obama administration said all troops would leave by the end of 2014. >> here to talk about what that means chief foreign affairs correspondent, lara logan and norah o'donnell. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> what will this mean for the war in afghanistan and who wins? >> from the taliban point of view, this is what they've been asking. it was a withdrawal of foreign forces to sit down with them. in their eyes, they have what they wanted. it's hard to see what the u.s. really brings to the negotiating table if their enemy already knows they're on the way out.
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>> what do these nato reports tell us about the war in afghanistan? >> this particular nato report is based on 27,000 interviews with 4,000 taliban and al qaeda and other prisoners. so it's curious to see how some officials, u.s. officials are trying to play it down. because this is the enemy's point of view. and it's reinforced by the intelligence community's estimates, what they're essentially saying is that they're concentrating on afghanistan posts and nato withdrawal. that's a fait accompli. they know the enemy is on the way out and they have not given up designs on power. they have no interest in power sharing. whatever they negotiate seems to be fairly meaningless. significantly, their relationship with the pakistani intelligence forces remains as tight as ever. it doesn't give pakistan any incentive to give up on that relationship because they know the u.s. is leaving too. >> let knee go to the white house and norah o'donnell. the administration clearly had reasons for doing this now.
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they clearly knew that the argument would be made that the taliban would simply sit back and wait. >> well, look, the defense secretary is in brussels meeting with other nato defense ministers. i am told that an announcement about a transition of forces to a combat role in mid 2013, which is about a year earlier than expected, will likely come in chicago in may. there's going to be a huge nato summit here in the you state. look for that to be a time. i think the key question, after that transition, combat to train and assist role, will that mean that this administration then announces a further drawdown of troops? we've got 90,000 troops in afghanistan. about 20,000 left by the fall. will the president announce he is pulling more forces back from afghanistan? charlie, this all happens in a political year and election year. >> in terms of that training, there's a question of afghan forces and how prepared they will be. in if the u.s. moves out
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earlier, will the training be stepped up at all? >> i heard this announcement and i thought what happened to the afghan security forces that i somehow missed. i started calling official, military, government officials, to say did the afghan forces suddenly get much better? and of course they didn't. there's no indication that the forces will be ready to take over. this doesn't seem -- in the eyes of the afghans that i've spoken to, this doesn't seem to reflect the realities on the ground in afghanistan. it seems to speak to a political agenda that they have no influence over and don't presume to have any. >> norah in terms of the politic, how does the administration see it and its impact on the election year? >> they say this is not a political decision, that this is something that the defense secretary is already working out with nato officials. in lisbon in 2010, they agreed to pull out of afghanistan in 2014. there was already a date certain to pull back.
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but certainly there's a lot of international pressure with the french president, nicolas sarkozy last week saying he wants to pull out. we're going to see this happen in the next several months. this discussion of an orderly transmission out of afghanistan. it's going to coincide with an election year and bring up foreign policy as a huge issue. you saw mitt romney attack president obama yesterday suggesting that this shows his kna naivehe. they thought it was weird he would use that word. he's chief foreign policy experience is running the winter olympics. >> lara, thank you. norah, thank you very much. let's stay with politics now as we turn to campaign 2012. as the republican candidates move from florida to nevada. front-runner mitt romney tripped. political correspondent jan crawford has that story from las
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vegas this morning. good morning. >> good morning. romney really should have spent yesterday talking about that big win in florida. instead, he made an unforced error on one of his seven morning show appearances. he had to spend the whole day cleaning it up. >> i am not concerned about the very poor, we have a safety net there. if it needs repair, i'll fix it. i'm not concerned about the very rich. they're doing just fine. i'm concerned about the very heart of america. the 90, 95% of americans who are struggling. >> romney's made that point often on the campaign trail. but the way he said it and during an interview on national television just a day after his victory in florida caused it to take off like wildfire. he had to spend the entire day clarifying what he said. >> sometimes things don't come out how you'd like them to. that's not exactly what i meant to say. my focus is on middle income americans. we have the safety net for the poor. if there are holes in it, i want to correct it. >> opponents on the left jumped on it saying it shows romney is
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out of touch. rush limbaugh predicted. >> everybody knows what he's trying to say. but he didn't say it. he makes himself a target with this stuff. he comes across as the proto typical rich republican. it's going to make it harder and harder to go after obama. >> romney's comments also gave an opening for his republican opponents to attack. >> i am fed up with politicians in either party dividing americans against each other. [ applause ] i am running to be the president of all the american people and i am concerned about all of the american people. >> now, even though gingrich was blown out in florida, he may get a boost here today in nevada. we learned overnight that donald trump will be showing up here in las vegas. he's expected to endorse gingrich. trump told our bob schieffer over the weekend, that he would be endorsing a candidate. but listen to this.
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he said if his candidate happens to lose the nomination, he'll consider getting in the race himself. >> jan, thanks. we want to turn to overseas news. a ferry with up to 350 people aboard has sunk off the coast of new guinea. so far, more than 230 survivors have been rescued. officials say rescue operations may have to stop until tomorrow because of the weather. the ferry seen here earlier, capsized in rough seas and strong wind about ten miles from shore. now to egypt where a three-day period of mourning is under way after a deadly clash between soccer fans. at least 78 people were killed in rioting after a game between bitter rivals. many victims were stabbed to death. as mark phillips reports, it's raising questions about security in post mubarak egypt. >> this was soccer violence with a political overlay. the fallout is bound to make egypt's already shaky internal
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security situation even worse. >> fans streaming on to the field in egypt with their team holding a rare 3-1 lead over one of the big cairo club. they had more than celebrating in mind. as the field became a battleground, the violence spread into the stadium stands and corridors. most of the more than 70 people killed in the ensuing violence died from suffocation, trapped and crushed as they tried to flee. some were thrown off the tops of the stands. others were also attacked with clubs and knives. the teams' locker rooms were makeshift clinic. tv coverage of the game became much more than a sports show. >> translator: why is this happening now? why why why? this announcer asks. when other games were canceled, this one in cairo, fans set fire to the stadium. the police on duty at the game are being accused of colluding
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in the violence. they seemed to do nothing to prevent the home team fans from flooding on to the field. there's a history here. the cairo team's fans, known as the ultras were heavily involved in the revolution and can be chanting anti-security force slogans at an earlier game. >> so was this payback? there is a fierce rivalry between the two teams and some sort of trouble was not a surprise. but did the security forces allow and even encourage the attack to happen? those are the sort of conspiracy theories now sweeping across egypt with the security forces now even more the focus of public anger. >> mark, thanks very much. this morning, a leading force in the fight against breast cancer is under attack for cutting ties to planned parenthood. susan g. komen for the cure calls it a strategic decision. critics say it is political pay pac. nancy cordes is on capitol hill for us. nancy, good morning.
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>> good morning, erica. there are so many women out there who support both of niece organizations, which is why this move created a mini uproar on the web and caused a lot of speculation about what was really behind the split. >> planned parenthood got the news in the form of a phone call to its president, cecile richards. >> they said that this was a decision that they had changed their policy and that we would just no longer be eligible for funds. but there was no conversation. end of story. >> susan g. komen for the cure had been giving planned parenthood grant for years. funding 170,000 clinical breast exams over the past five years. in a new web video, komen's founder explained the decision, saying it was the result of stringent new eligibility standards. >> regrettably this strategic shift will affect any number of long-standing partners. but we have always done what is right for our organization. >> but richards has a different
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theory. >> this decision, as unfortunate as it is, was a result of a political pressure campaign, kind of bullying effort against the komen foundation, trying to get them to break this relationship. >> the history of providing abortions has earned powerful opponents. >> it is the largest abortion provider in the united states, period. >> on capitol hill, florida republican cliff stearns launched an investigation into the use of taxpayer funds for planned parenthood. the komen foundation said that investigation was a factor in their decision. democrats called the investigation a partisan witch hunt that will go nowhere. >> last time i checked, we were all presumed innocent until proven guilty. >> komen's new vice president for policy is a politician from georgia who has run in the past on an anti-abortion platform and that leads man toy wonder whether her hiring explains the timing of this move. but komen insists the move was
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not at all political. >> nancy, thank you. this more than, hundreds of facebook shareholders have the potential to be instant millionaires. >> on wednesday, the social networking site filed plans to sell stock to the public for the first time. with that filing, we're learning a lot more about facebook. molly wood of cnet is with us this morning. >> gorn. >> what are we learning? >> we're learning remarkable things about mark zuckerberg and his control over the company. he owns 57% of that company. he has a phenomenal amount of control. >> he owns 57% or voting control? >> voting control of 57%. he had a remarkable amount of foresight putting together this company. he gave himself the ability to choose his successor from his deathbed. we're learning a lot about what the company is worried about going forward. which i find interesting. they're really concerned about government regulation. >> what regulations are they worried most about? >> they're worried about the ftc
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and further investigation around privacy. that's been the biggest bugaboo, the biggest concern with consumer. they're afraid they might be subject to more regulation in terms of how they can use our data online. >> there's information about who gets rich quick. >> yes. >> who are the people who are the interesting stories beyond zuckerberg and sandberg. >> that's the thing. hundred of employees will make millions of dollars from this. not just necessarily employees. there's a great story in the new york times about a painter, the the facebook building and who chose to be paid in stock now that will be worth $200 million. there are a lot of great stories. >> he made a pretty good deal with that decision. take the stock. >> there's been a lot of talk about how other people get in on this and whether or not it would be a smart move if they could. >> my opinion is that this is going to mint a lot of millionaires. you and i are not among them. it will be a lot of money for early employees and venture
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capitalists. by the time it's available to the general public, i don't feel like it's a great buy. facebook already has almost a billion users. their growth potential is not what it used to be. >> talk about the concerns over privacy from both the consumer and the company standpoint. >> there's an interesting group of people with lots of money who invested over the years before this and that will be a big payoff for them as well. >> absolutely. >> got in at a low price. >> came in low. mark zuckerberg's father has millions of shares. bono is part of a capital group that invested. peter teal, the well-known investor put in $500 million for him. $500,000, sorry. will come away with $1.2 billion. >> mark an drees en comes away with 200 million i think. >> this ipo is enormous. we've not seen one this big since google in 2004. it will really print money for a very large number of people.
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get a load of this old chestnut that seems to be straight from the roman senate. >> i promise you that if i become your president, i pledge to you my life, my fortune and my sacred honor. >> i don't want to say anything, but i think newt gingrich just asked us all to be his fourth wife. time to show you some of the headlines from around the globe. the san francisco examiner reports that an entire city high school is closed because of the flu. the school needs a sub cleaning after 30 students stayed homesick on tuesday and 90 more had to be sent home. in other medical news, the
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new york times headline says alzheimer's disease appears to spread like an infection from one brain cell to another. that could make it easier to treat alzheimer's. >> same sex marriage is on the way to washington state. the state senate voted for last night. the bill is expected to pass the house and the governor plans to sign it. in london shall the telegraph newspaper reports the oldest known copy of the mona lisa apparently made at the same time as da vinci painted the original has been discovered in spain. the wall street journal is adding up how much food football fans are expected to eat on super bowl sunday. >> is 00 million chicken wings. 111 million gallons of beer. that would fill 168 olympic size swimming pools and 4.4 million pizzas. that is more than five for every man, woman and child in the whole city of indianapolis. a california woman says her honda was not as fuel efficient as a salesman promised. after a court fight, she is
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getting her money back. some of it at least. we'll find out how much trouble, though, this could mean for honda. stay with us. you're watching "cbs this morning." your local news is next. 26 minutes past 7:00, cloudy and mild, punxsutawney phil did just see his shadow so we have got six more weeks of winter. check your calendars, check sharon for the traffic, marty is over at first warning weather. >> i got to tell you six more weeks of this weather ain't a bad thing. take a look, light shower activity starting to press out of the area. let's take a look at the forecast today. we call for a high temperature right around 56 degrees. really looks like it is going to be a pretty pleasant afternoon. i want to go back to radar just real quick because i am starting to see a little action blending in from near punxsutawney so northern tier counties over the next hour you may see a light sprinkle.
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now over to sharon gibala wjz tv traffic control. >> hi marty, good morning, everyone. it has gotten busy, an accident on the outer loop, an overturned vehicle blocking lanes at york road. several medics called to the scene there and an accident on southbound knife at 95 and moravia road and another one there. the west and the top side are obviously the slowest spots, the top side because of that accident. there is a live look at that delay at hartford road. that is brought to you by home paramount pest control. back over to you. >> thank you. a quiet neighborhood in north baltimore is in the news this morning after two women are robbed on the street there. andrea fujii is live in roland park. >> reporter: don, roland park isn't a neighborhood used to
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violent crime but on tuesday night police say two women were robbed at gun point as they were leaving a restaurant. wjz has learned one of victims is community activist 73-year- old sally michael. they were getting into their car when a man who claimed to have a gun approached, leaned into the car and grabbed one of their purses, neither of the women were hurt. police have stepped up patrols and are reviewing tapes and cameras in the area. back to you. >> city police are also looking for who shot a man in east baltimore overnight. sky chopper 13 was over the scene. the 22-year-old says he was sitting in front of a house when someone opened fire on him, he is listed in serious condition. a cat killer is headed to jail, yesterday a judge sentenced ethan wideman to 90 days in jail for animal
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the next president of the united states. mitt romney, his wife ann romney. the gop front-runner. yesterday was mitt romney's turn to be glitter bombed. gay right activists showered him as he arrived at a campaign stop in minnesota. but it didn't slow him down. in fact, he used it to poke a little fun at himself. >> oh, i've got glitter in my hair. that's not all that's in my hair, i tell you that. i glue it on every morning whether i need to or not. >> when life gives you glitter, make lemonade. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> again, david versus goliath story out of california.
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successful small claims lawsuit could have a huge impact on automakers. on wednesday, honda was ordered to pay a customer for misleading her about gas mileage. national correspondent ben tracy said other car buyers could follow the woman who took on honda and won. >> i couldn't be happier and he can sighted. >> to many, heather peters case seemed like another frivolous lawsuit. her complaint, her 2006 hybrid failed to get the 50 miles per gallon advertised by honda. >> it got 29.3 miles. >> she took on the giant automaker in small claims court dropping out of a class action lawsuit that offered dissatisfied customers a couple hundred dollars. peters, a former attorney, argued her own case >> i decided to opt out and go on my own, judge judy style. >> a supreme court commissioner sided with peters awarding her
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$10,000. cited misleading language promising plenty of horsepower. >> honda will appeal because it's -- >> it starts with the one $10,000 judgment. but when others file and hundreds of thousands of people file, it could end up in the billions of dollars. >> and peters is urging 200,000 other plaintiffs to sue. she set up a website called don't settle with she's renewing her law license so she can help those who want to take on the car company. >> it's justice in a very small place. but it proves that sometimes little guy wins. >> and this small victory could become a big headache for honda. for "cbs this morning," i'm ben tracy in los angeles. cbs news legal analyst, jack ford is here. >> hi rg charlie. >> what are the financial implications for honda? >> they sound enormous. i say could be.
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not binding on any other court. this doesn't mean anybody who has a claim against honda knocks on the door and says i'm here, give me my $10,000. they can go into court. we've mentioned before that right now there's a pretty substantial class action lawsuit that's out there. it's close to getting settled. people can pull out that of if they want and say i'm going to take my shot in small claims court. that means that they have to go through the process. it's not automatic. honda, as we just heard, is certainly going to appeal. it's not certain that this ruling is going to stand. so could it involve a lot more money out of the pockets of honda and into the pockets of people? could. but i think we can't say that right now. >> we wait to see how many people look at this and say that's for me. >> and how many other judges might rule the same way. this decision, not binding. you could have somebody come in next door and another judge might hear the same facts and say no, i don't think so. i'm not going to make honda pay any money on this because it's not binding from a trial level. >> it's not binding in terms of any changes we could see.
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honda says this is the epa regulation, not our fault. >> they'll make that argument on appeal. they might win it, they might lose it. we don't know. nothing becomes a legal precedent until it's up to an appellate court. had doesn't bind anybody. >> interesting. might turn out to be something, might not. >> jack x thank. super bowls are nothing new for bill belichick. it will be his fifth on sunday. armen keteyian is getting a behind the scenes look as how he's preparing for the big game. it's a story you'll see only on "cbs this morning." i'm going to make you breakfast. what? with magic. you are? see the egg. uh huh. ♪ so, look at the orange. now close your eyes. ♪ alakazaam! you're good. and now i'm going to make this flower bloom. presto. "love you lots."
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live look for you at lucas oil stadium in indianapolis where the temperature may have cooled off a little bit but not the excitement for this weekend's super bowl. it's not just a replay, though, on sunday of the thriller in 2008 when the giants upset the patriots. it's a rematch of two of the nfl's best head coaches.
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the patriots bill belichick and tom coughlin. armen keteyian got a rare chance to see the game through bell chick's eyes. before heading to indy, the patriots were treated to a super bowl sendoff on sunday. some 25,000 fans roared their goodbyes. but four hours earlier, before the buses pulled away. >> good seeing you. >> we sat down with the brains behind a new england team gunning for its fourth world championship in 11 years. >> one of the biggest problems -- >> in a stripped down coach's office, the focus was football bill belichick. from arguably the greatest choice. >> there's been very few coaches that have won four super bowls. >> we can talk about history some other time. i'm in it to win games and championships. i think right now it's about doing the best we can this week.
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>> he is considered one of, if not the best at the game's chess match. a master at eliminating an opponent's strengths and exploiting their weaknesses. always changing with a jeweler's eye for detail. like the quickness of quarterback eli manning. similar scramble in super bowl xlii set up the catch. >> see how he scoots around in the pocket. avoids the rush. >> and a thrilling last-minute win over new england. >> another outstanding play where eli steps up in the pocket and has a good pass rush. spins, loses vision obviously, turns his back to the field. regains his balance. turns, looks um and see cruz right in stride with the defender. put the ball up. this is what victor cruz does. he's got great timing. strong hands. he's a strong player. >> how do you coach against that with eli and maneuverability and
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cruz with his explosiveness and his hands? >> one thing for sure, even if you think you have the receiver covered, that doesn't mean he can't catch the ball. >> the play, obviously, isn't over until it's absolutely over. >> nobody knows that better than us. >> like so many greats, he was born to the game. the son of an exceptional coach and scout at the naval academy. a wall full of gridiron history creating an edge. as he told us back in 2005. >> the biggest thing that i feel is that if you know the history of the game, you understand that it's a changing game. there's a lot of evolution to it. >> one thing that hasn't changed over the years is that the patriots' chances will almost certainly ride on the right arm of tom brady. together, brady and belichick have won 140 games, more than any quarterback coach combination in nfl history. >> brady sees the coverage and finds hernandez and makes a
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great throw. puts the ball right there on the money in a critical situation. >> for all of brady's talent or toughness, he explained how it's his quarterback's head that sets him apart. >> he has a great ability to comprehend a lot of different things. our plays, our adjustments, defensive tendencies, defensive coverages, game situations, down and distance, score, win, field position. all those kind of things, he just is able to put all that into one computer chip up there in his mind somewhere, sort it all out. >> bill, he's doing that in how many seconds really? >> the ball is usually gone in no more than 2.5 seconds. it happens pretty quick. >> he dispenses little of this kind of detail or emotion. press conferences are famous for the art of evasion. >> what's that supposed to mean? >> but in private he's known like this. poking a little bit of fun at star defensive lineman vince
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wool folk. >> there's the stiff arm. >> i'm sure that went over well in the film room. >> it sure did. >> look at that. >> looks like a good looking fullback there, doesn't he in. >> last summer, nfl films captured some of the other bill in a revealing documentary. the guy with a home on nantucket. loves the beach and boating. and as in our interview, is not above nibbling on a little bit of bait. >> coach coughlin, you saw was chipper, talking about his superstitions. said he hadn't changed his so-and-sos in three week. we'll leave that to our imagination. but are you superstitious? >> not really. i wish that was all there was to it. >> not your inning? >> not really. but i'm around other people that probably make up for that. >> do you have a few here that are real in. >> we sure do. we got a lot of guys that if we
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start practice at a different end of the field than where we started it the week before, which i don't even remember what end we started at and then they no, we got to go down here. probably a little bit like tom too, if you did something that was against that pattern that you just inadvertently forgot about, you get yelled at for that. what are you doing? >> bill, the other burning question obviously is your attire at the super bowl. have you decided wret? are you going old school with the sweatshirt or do you have a more up to date kind of look you're going with? >> that's not really a big decision for me. won't wear the red sweatshirt by popular demand. >> how did that start, the sweatshirt? >> i cut off the sleeves because my arms are short and they dangle into my hands. get them out of the way. you know, when the cold weather, i like the pocket in front of me. i can keep my pencil and make notes there and that kind of thing.
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>> in the end, belichick made clear that sunday won't be about what he wears, revenge or divine intervention but doing what his teams have repeatedly done better than anyone else, adapt, evolve, somehow, some way, find a way to win. >> one-game season. this is really all there is now for all of us. seventh super bowl. >> right now, everybody is focused on making this our best performance of the year, which it needs to be. we're playing the best team we've played all year. >> armen keteyian is with us now. that was a fantastic piece. you can feel it. here's what i learned from it. two things. number one, about his attire. number two, this game will depend on whether he can get his defense to stop eli manning from moving around in the pocket and secondly, whether the giants can get to brady quicker before he does all that smartness. >> absolutely. he said one of the things we
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didn't have in the piece which i would have loved to got in there is the defensive line for the giants, jason pierre paul, he said it one of the best defensive ends in football right now and the dominating defensive line of the giants. can they get to brady, can they disrupt the patriots' offense? my heart says patriots because i've covered them for so long. but my head says giants in in game. >> if tom coughlin wins, does that make him arguably the best coach? >> no. >> i mean tom is a great coach. i think coach belichick -- there's a -- you're going there, aren't you in. >> yes, i am. >> i knew you would. erica -- i need some help. >> this is from tom brady's wife. she's tweeting. my sweet friends and family, i feel tommy really needs our prayer, support at this time. i ask all of you to join me on this positive chain and pray for him so he can feel confident, healthy and strong. envision him happy and
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fulfilled, experiencing with his team victory this sunday. how sweet is that? >> i think your voice is sweet when you read that, charlie. >> not going there, why? >> need some protection. >> thank you, that was great. you can find a behind the scenes look on our website at cbs is sugar as toxic as tobacco? some scientists think so. now they're calling for the government to step in and regulate it.
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it is for you four minutes before 8:00. a cloudy but mild day start. >> first warning doppler shows us more shower activity starting to march our way. through the overnight the southern tier counties if you will did have rain. then another batch of moisture and a high of 56. 49 right now. here is sharon gibala. good. >> a few accidents on major roadways one of them on the router loop. york road overturned vehicle blocking lanes. another accident southbound 95
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at moravia road and 83 southbound. typical delays worse than usual at the top side. a live look outside at bellaire because of that outer loop accident at york. this is brought to you by home paramount pest control. back over to you. >> thank you very much. city police are stepping up patrols after two women were robbed in roland park. andrea fujii has the story. >> reporter: roland park is not a neighborhood used to violent crime but on tuesday night police say two women were robbed at gun point as they were leaving a restaurant. wjz has learned one of the victims is community activist 73-year-old sally michael. they were getting into their car when a man who claimed to have a gun approached and leaned into the car and grabbed one of their purses. neither of the women were hurt. police have stepped up patrols throughout the community and are reviewing tapes from cameras in the area.
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back to you. >> stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. up next more on the life and legacy of don cornelius found dead early yesterday morning. and how dangerous is sugar? some want to have it regulated by the ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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♪ ♪ of course, that is legendary gladys knight and the pips appearing on "soul train" back in 1971. it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. >> i'm charlie rose with erica hill. the music industry has many fans and many of them are remembering "soul train's" creator, don cornelius. police say he shot himself to death on wednesday morning. he was 75 years old. >> we'll speak with his son in a moment. we look back at the life of a tv
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pioneer first. >> "soul train"! >> before there was mtv, there was don cornelius. he presented black music, fashion and dance not just to african-americans but to all-american teenagers on tv. always with his deep baritone voice. he provided a weekly at the televised stage allowing performers to reach a wider audience. the jackson 5. stevie wonder. james brown. gladys knight and the pips. aretha franklin and smokey robinson. ♪ ♪ ooh, baby, baby
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♪ >> he was my friend and i'm going to miss him. >> what does he mean to pop culture? >> he integrated the culture and gave people of all races to see a positive black image. >> born in chicago in 18936, don cornelius started as an insurance salesman before enrolling in broadcasting school in the 1960s. in 1970 with $400 of his own money, he started a little tv show featuring r&b acts. soon teens across the country were tuning in for the latest hit and coolest moves. >> don was an innovator and he created something with "soul train." it had never before been there. he created something wonderful. >> and left us with this wish. >> we wish you love, peace and soul. >> for "cbs this morning," bill whitaker in los angeles.
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tony cornelius, worked alongside his dad on "soul train" and many other shows and now is joining us from los angeles this morning. tony, hello and welcome. >> good morning, gayle. >> i want to say first that i'm so sorry that you lost your dad yesterday. i don't even know words to he can press our condolences to you. i know that this is a very painful day. we're so grateful that you're joining us this morning. i know too, it's been widely reported that your dad called you yesterday morning and i want to know what you care to share about that conversation. what he said to you. >> well, first of all, gayle, i want to say that i'm very happy to be here. thank you so much. we've been friends for years. during that call, it was a call of urgency and i came to his home immediately. >> it has been reported that he was depressed and in poor
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health. is that true? was that true? >> yes, he had been very -- you know, very unhappy about some things that have gone on in his life several years and his health was failing. >> and so many people, we got the news here yesterday in the newsroom. it's one of those stories, tone tony, you hope it's wrong. here was don cornelius, he was larger than life. did you know that he was so down? did his family and friends know? no one could have predicted this? >> well, you know, my father was extremely private and unfortunately, when you're a private person, you keep things inside. you know, it's hard to imagine that you would -- how you feel.
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you have to be in a person's shoes really to understand. obviously, me being extremely close to him, i could tell that he was uncomfortable. but our family could never know that he would -- how uncomfortable he really was. >> we were watching you, tony, in the studio about the piece with your dad. i saw you smile. i'm wondering what it's like for you when you watch. listen, he was larger than life. his hair, his clothes, his attitude. aretha franklin described him as a true gentleman always. so when you think about him and what he means and what he meant, what comes to your mind? >> well, what comes to my mind is just a guy who really, really worked hard at being a professional. you know, he taught me everything i know about tv, tv production and he just really wanted to serve. he wanted to make a statement.
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i think he really worked extremely hard to make sure that he presented a project that people could really enjoy. >> this is charlie rose. i share in the condolences as well. but i also want to celebrate his life for a moment. what do you think he would like his legacy to be because of the cultural impact he had? >> well, you know, i've been asked that question quite a bit, charlie. by the way, i really love your work. >> thank you. >> i think his legacy would be that he really worked on the fine points. i mean, he's always taught me about it's the fine points that count and he wanted to achieve quality. he wanted to expose the masses to a new way of looking at black
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oriented television. and he -- you know, he just worked really hard to make that happen. >> quality is always about the fine points. >> yes. >> tony, you know, your dad is described as the epitome of cool. i'm wondering, you look so much like him. i'm wondering when you will remember him, what is going to make you smile? what will give you joy about your dad as we move forward today? >> well, you know, as i watch the piece that you guys rolled, i mean, it's so many facets that make me smile. so many things that i can remember over the years of working with him some 15 years or more of how we managed to get by and we opened up the doors and people were extremely happy about dance and music and style. so just it's a culmination. it's a legacy of things that
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make me smile when i hear his voice. >> i know. that voice. >> and the show and it's wonderful. >> he taught a lot of people to dance, tony cornelius. thank you for joining us. >> that is true. >> your dad always used to say peace, love and soul. i wish you love soul and peace today, tony core feel yus. thank you so much for joining us today. >> thank you very much. it is n good morning, temperatures now in the upper 40s. you got a little break in the action. the action being as you look at radar some rain through the course of the morning, rain has been on a line from the metro and the south. well, now we are starting to see moisture press our way from the west. so we get rid of these showers here over the next three hours then clearing skies, another nice afternoon. not the mid-60s of the past few days but 56, that is still 14 days but 56, that is still 14 degrees above normal.
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we know that too much tobacco and alcohol can ruin your health. but how about sugar? say it ain't so, mr. scientist man. we'll look at that controversy coming up. you're watching "cbs this morning." hey, there's a photo booth. come on!
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in healthwatch, how bad is sugar? a group of scientists is blaming it for a range of diseases. >> now that doctor want the government to crackdown on sugar. lee cowan says that has triggered a bitter debate. >> it's the sweet spot in our diet. sugar, some of us like valerie ramirez can't go a day without it. >> are you addicted to sugar? >> oh, yeah, i definitely would say that. >> but sugar may be more than simply empty calories. in the latest issue of the journal nature, a pediatrician at the university of california brands sugar a tox in, deadly enough in high enough doses that he says it should be regulated just like alcohol. >> look, sugar is pleasure.
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sugar is energy. sugar is natural. guess what? so is alcohol. and a little is okay. but too much is a bad thing. >> the usda recommends a sugar intake of the equivalent of a can of soda a day. he says americans consume nearly three times that much on average and it's not just added sweeteners like corn syrup found in soft drinks but all sugars he says, even in flavored water. they're to blame for diseases like high blood pressure and heart disease traditionally blamed on fat. >> it was never the fat. it's not the fat. it's the sugar. >> it's a controversial statement. lus tig has his critics. not the least of whom is the sugar and beverage industry who in lengthy statements criticized the findings. the sugar association called it irresponsible accusing him of instilling fear in consumers. the american beverage association said the conclusions
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are without scientific merit. but he's so convinced, he said if it's not going to be regulated, it should be at the least be taxed like tobacco. >> no one is ready for $2 can of coke. on the other hand, they weren't ready for an $11.90 pack of cigarettes either. he points to michelle birch rushed to the hospital after a seizure. >> i was ignoring basically what my body was telling me. >> she weighed 250 pounds at just 16. she was told in no uncertain terms her sugar intake was to blame. you want that soda, you're basically killing yourself. i do the apples and oranges. >> she's lost 75 pounds by reducing sugar in her diet some that health experts agree is key. blaming sugar and sugar alone for a range of diseases they say are far more complicated than that.
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for "cbs this morning," i'm lee cowan in los angeles. nothing is safe, huh? >> do you want that? no, no. >> i'm not listening. >> i'm going to take away from that sugar is pleasure. i remember that line. but they raise some good point. we'll have to pay attention. >> i guess it comes back to the whole everything in moderation. >> i got it. the same word. >> there is nothing sweet about this news. american airlines eliminating 13,000 jobs. so how does that restructuring affect you and your choices as a passenger? not to mention the price tag. we'll tell you. you're watching "cbs this morning." cbs healthwatch sponsored by new prego smart sauce. the tasty way to get your veggies. [ thinking ] i wonder what other questionable choices i've made? [ '80s dance music plays ] [ sighs ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. what do you get when you combine the home depot with this weekend?
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american airlines this morning is trying to save more than a billion dollars by cutting 13,000 jobs. the airline, which is under
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bankruptcy protection, told its employees yesterday about the cuts. unions say they will fight it. cbs news travel editor peter greenberg is with usment. >> good morning, charlie. >> tell us about the implications of this. >> what they're doing at american is following the roadmap of all the legacy carriers that have filed bankruptcy before them. they're trying to cut 20% across the board in terms of costs and employee-related costs. that explains the 13,000 jobs and they're trying to terminate the pension plan, which will be a bone of contention and battleground with the yooub. more importantly than that, they're sort of circling the wagons. that's in terms of the root in the cities they serve. what will happen there, they're going to try to focus on the five fortress hubs, chicago, miami, dallas, los angeles and new york. they're going to try to beef up the service there. but for all the other cities, that may be a problem. >> what is the possibility that this is the end of american airlines? >> i don't think that will happen. they have a lot of cash in the bank, strong alliance and a number of people who might end
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up merging with or consolidating with. you may see a different airline in the long-term. >> everybody wants to know, what does this mean for them when they buy a ticket when they're worried about where they might fly if it's not one of the five major hub. >> if you have a ticket now, you won't see substantial changes initially in terms of the route. we've seen some cuts. they've cut burbank here in los angeles. that will lose 140 jobs and their flights. the real key here is what's going to happen to the cities that have limited service or the cities they think that are low yield cities. like orlando, hawaii, las vegas. those may get reduced service and the smaller cities that have limited service may get cut altogether. >> you know what disturbed me, peter, a nervous nellie flyer as you know, i'm scared on the arm. some mechanics are losing their jobs. they should be treated like gold and have job security.
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how worried should i be as i get an on an american airlines flight. >> it's perhaps the largest employer in tulsa, oklahoma. 6800 people. they'll lose 2100. a little less than a third of those. what that means is that american has prided itself as an airline that did all maintenance in-house. you lose 2100 people, that means a lot of the jobs go out of the country. outsourcing some main nans. right now, i wouldn't be worried about that. the real question is federal oversight. that's a completely other story we can cover later on. >> i'm not feeling very comforted peter greenberg. i was going to say, what else you got? >> i don't think you've reassured her. >> no, you did not. >> the bottom line is they do a great job of maintenance in tulsa. i've been down there. the bottom line, any time you outsource the maintenance is not an issue. the bottom line is the oversight that the federal government has to do. >> so in the end, peter, the thing that worried most about here is service to smaller cities around the country. >> for the most part, yes.
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>> thank you, peter greenberg. jonah hill is with us this morning. he's up for an oscar. we'll ask him about that. playing hardball with brad pitt. when "cbs this morning" continues. >> the great jonah hill. hey guys, breakfast!,,,,,,
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25 minutes past 8:00, it is cloudy, mild at the moment but more rain is marching this way. sharon will have traffic after the weather. >> let's take a look at the forecast. shower activity continuing to meander long the southern portion of the state but having said that i want to kick the radar out to the west and note there is showers that are going to make it through at least the southern portion of the northern tier of counties. forecast today calls for a high of 56. 48 right now. clearing skies through the afternoon. now, here is sharon gibala. good morning. >> good morning.
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let me update on that accident on the top side outer loop at york road. it is still there. a 26 minute back up and the outer loop. we also have an accident on 29 that is at 175 on the on-ramp. another new one on lyndon. there is live look. this is brought to you by disney on ice. buy your tickets today. back over to you. >> a quiet city neighborhood is in the news after a man robs two women in roland park. andrea fujii stays on the story. >> reporter: don, roland park is not a neighborhood used to violent crime but on tuesday night two women were robbed as they were leaving a restaurant. wjz has learned one of the
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victims is community activist 73-year-old sally michael. they were getting into their car when a man who claimed to have a gun approached and grabbed one of their purses. police have stepped up patrols and are reviewing cameras from the area. >> city police have arrested a cab driver accused of raping a 14-year-old. he offered her a ride and drove her a short distance and took advantage of her. he now faces charges of sexual assault and other charges. a viewing will be held for zachery rose. he was one of 4 people killed when britney walker drove the wrong way and hit another car head on. toxicology reports show she was driving under the influence as was the driver of the car she
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." it's groundhog day. there he is. punxsutawney phil. he saw his shadow. that means, look at that crowd, that means six more weeks of winter. >> usually by now most of the
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country has had it up to here with snow and ice and cold temperatures. but this winter has been so mild a lot of people would say six more weeks of this is just fine with them. >> i may be wurn of them. michelle miller has more on that. michelle, good morning. >> good morning. no snow in sight but the closest thing i could find were these cute snow drops peeking out of the ground. of course, it is groundhog day. he saw his shadow. that means six more weeks of winter weather, bad weather. how does that work when the weather in much of the country has been pretty good? >> at new york's botanical garden, signs of spring are in the air, literally. bees are buzzing around the fresh blooms. if mother nature seems confused, where does that leave garden director, kristin schleiter. >> makes you think it was april or something. yesterday it has come on like mad. >> when do you usually see this in bloom? >> usually about march.
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>> much of the nation is experiencing a pleasant wave of mild temperatures. des moines hit 58 degrees. omaha, 61. indianapolis, 51. >> winter is like a football game. one team can dominate in the first quarter but that doesn't mean that they'll dominate the whole game. but certainly i think we'll see more warmth than cold as we go through the rest of this winter. >> as far north as wisconsin, eager golfers hit the fairways, but not everyone is celebrating. in buffalo where snow averages 160 inches a year, plows and snow blowers are at a standstill. >> this is one of the few years that we've seen, no snow on the ground and definitely had an impact on business. >> this time last year, a groundhog day blizzard barreled across the country, killing 36 people and causing $1.8 billion in damage. the new york area was under a quarter inch of ice. february could still deliver a
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late winter surprise killing off those early buds. but if the weather around these parts over the last few days is any indication, the early blooms are here to stay. at least for the next month or two. >> michelle, thanks very much. we now turn to the serious trouble in the middle east where the violence in syria escalating world leaders are urging the united nations security council to act on a resolution calling for the country's president, bashar al assad to step aside. one of the leaders is sheikh hamad bin jassim al thani. it's rapidly gaining influence and power. i met with him yesterday to talk about issues where he's playing an important role at the conversations in the united nations. you've been busy at the united nations. you have also been out front in calling for something to change in syria. you have some opposition from russia. where does it stand? >> at the moment, what we're
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seeking, seeking that security council see for syrian government that this has to be stopped. and this needs one voice from here. i'm not sure it will stop the killing, but at least will assure that the international community is not accepting what's happening in syria at the moment. >> what do you think could make president assad change his mind and stop? >> well, i think if he listen to his heart and his brain that this people is his people. power you take from the people. the people doesn't want to give you power. you cannot rule with their blood and their bodies on the ground. and i urge him and urge his government to take the necessary steps in this direction. >> my understanding of what you have said earlier is that perhaps our country should send troops there to support those
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who are fighting the regime. >> this suggestion is not to send to fight with the people of syria. as a peace mission. a military peace mission to stop the killing between both sides. >> do you believe that he can remain in power? >> well, this is up to the syrian people actually. but i always said any power come and this pricey think he should not accept it. >> he should not stay in power? >> yes. if this is the price, i think he should not stay in power. >> if the price to stop the killing is for assad to leave the, he should do that. >> this is my personal opinion. >> if the price is for him to leave the country, should he leave the country? >> well, i don't want to be in his place to say if he leave the country or step down. that belong to him and to the syrian people to decide. but i think he should decide to take brave step to avoid this happening in syria.
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>> is his alternative what happened to gadhafi? >> i wish not. we know president assad. we have a relation, friend relationship with him. but the problem we cannot -- if we will choose between a person or a nation, always will choose the nation. >> if he makes a decision or if the people in syria say those who oppose him say he has to go, he has to leave the country, could he go to qatar? would you offer him asylum? >> i don't want to -- the main thing is we have to stop the killing. i believe syria is important country in our region. we need strong syria. >> you have seen partmentry elections in egypt and parliamentary, presidential elections coming up later. there's concern about islamism and regimes coming to power, parties coming to power.
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should anyone be worried about that. >> first of all, all of must -- if we are coming to power by election, i think we should welcome this move and we judge every government about their act, how they act. if they act out according to the rules, we should not be worried. i'm not worried from this. >> when you look at turkey and you look at iran, they're two of the more powerful countries in the region, they're nonarabic countries, yet they're principle players in the region. >> our neighbors, iran is a very close neighbor for us. and i think the legitimate that they have a role in the region. >> what would you say to the iranians about their own nuclear program. ? are the sanctions working? >> any sanction is there is -- >> is there a time --
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>> i believe now the best way to get out of this problem to have a direct dialog between united states and iran. and i think it has to be serious from both sides to reach a peaceful conclusion about any misunderstanding between both parties. i believe they have to talk validly. >> do you recommend that to the u.s. government? >> well, they know my view. >> what would happen if the israelis attack iranian nuclear facilities? >> first of all, we disagree. we are rejecting any military action from any kind to iran. that's our principle and it will stay like this. of course, we are watching carefully what happened and we are -- this risk is on the table. but for us we pray that this option is not been used. >> you also have been supportive of hamas. you have been supportive of hezbollah as is iran, as is
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syria, yes? >> yes. we have a relation. we have a dialog with them because we believe we have to talk with everybody. also the iranian and hezbollah blame us because we talk to the israelis. >> right. >> we have this problem with both sides. but for us, we need to hear the view directly from every party. >> qatar is getting a lot of a teng. it is a prosperous country. it has enormous plans to, investments in its country. it has good relationships, it's going to be the site of the world cup, which brings much pride to your country. there is really remarkable renaissance. give me your vision for this, for qatar has a place. >> our vision is how to use all the wealth for the people. for their pride. for their future and if you want to start future, you need to start education. our duty is to try to work for
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our children and grandchildren. for the generation come to live in the same level. >> you also said it seeks to be a place where there's a huge discussion of international issues. you want qatar to be a place where the free flow of ideas takes place? >> yes. people find it's a ground where we can discuss things freely, which they can talk about the problems in the region, they can take about the economy, about political, social. so we are happy for that. we work hard to do that because 15 years something, 10 years ago nobody knows qatar. now qatar on the map and the challenge now, how we can develop this. how we can sustain that. >> i love the question charlie that you said would you be willing to offer asylum. he said well i don't want to speculate on that. i also wonder, has he reached out to the syrian president?
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i know that was the only interview he did. should we send them a copy of the interview. this is what he said. >> we want you to step aside. the interesting thing, too, as you know, qatar is the home of al jazeera and the government owns that. what about al jazeera i said to hip and its power. he said many headaches for me. >> because everyone calls him to complain? >> every head of state that doesn't like it says what about your al jazeera. >> he says qatar. >> charlie, thanks. jonah hill is an oscar nominee for "moneyball." this morning he's a guest on "cbs this morning." we'll good morning, we have got gray skies in the area and still light shower activity on radar. moving about the area there is not a lot of rain and will bust up before not too long and frankly we will have a nice day with clearing skies and a high
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temperature of right around 56 degrees. overnight call it clear, 32. by the way normal is 42 and 25, so we are still riding this mild wave. tomorrow with sunshine we will look for a high temperature of right around 50 degrees. ,,,,,,
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let's practice. you have to cut me from the roster. >> no. >> what do you mean no?
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part of the job man. >> i'm not going to do this. i think this is stupid. i'm not going to fire anybody and this is dumb. >> they're professional ball players. just be straight with them. no fluff. just facts. >> don't you love his expressions. yes we do. jonah hill threw a curve ball at his fans. taking that role as brad pitt's sidekick in "moneyball." we know him for blockbuster comedies, you've seen knocked up, super bad two. git hem to the greek. >> "moneyball" has been good for jonah hill. he's an oscar nominee for best supporting actor. he's here in studio 57 with us. >> hop or to be with us. >> congratulations jonah. >> this is interesting. when jonah sat down, you said you may owe your oscar nomination to charlie rose. i said this charlie rose? >> i didn't say may. i said i do. >> brad pitt and myself and the filmmaker of "moneyball" went on charlie's show. >> his other show.
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>> his other show. >> the little show we have. >> the one named after him. >> that one. >> the one that's aptly named charlie rose. and we had an amazing time and it was the most feedback i have ever gotten from an appearance of any sort. >> nice. >> from people that i really respected in the film community and all sorts of communities. it was an honor, i think it really did contribute massively to brad and the film. >> you can say -- i'd like to thank charlie rose if i win. >> i'll thank him. >> charlie rose and my mom. >> when christopher plummer, i'll run up and thank charlie anyway. >> i double dare you do that. >> tell us what this opportunity meant to you. we joked about the fact that they begged you to come. you didn't have to audition. you showed up and said you're the guy. >> listen, george wasn't available so i chose brad to step in for him.
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i'm grateful. >> in fact, you kept auditioning for the thing and finally you said to them, what's going on here? >> no. i didn't ever audition like formally for the movie. but you know, i was on -- it was funny, when i was on your show i said i was at the bottom of a laundry list of probably oscar nominated dramatic actors and was a very unexpected choice. but now i am an oscar nominated dramatic actor. i guess that is a weird thing to twist around. >> you are an oscar nominated actor. you, jonah hill. >> a dramatic actor. >> the guy who i saw in super bad and that movie where you played the son -- >> cyrus. >> that was like my first drama. it's remarkable. basically -- >> has that sunk in yet? >> i don't know. this conversation is probably contributing to it. i hope it never sinks in, in a
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real way. it's so exciting and for my family and when you say you want to become an actor, it just -- you shouldn't ever do things for awards or things like that. you should do them because you love them. something like this just says, hey, maybe you're supposed to be doing the profession you're doing which is incredibly gratifying. >> tell us approximate this character and why this relationship with the character brad played billy bean is so interesting and so compelling. >> i play this character named peter brand who the idea behind him is it's a guy who never had a light shined on him before. he blends in to the wall. >> yale educated economist. >> yale educated economist who isn't the obvious choice for someone to work in baseball. and he blends in to the wall. he's never had a spotlight shined on him. i was fascinated about what happens to someone who blends into the wall when there's a big spotlight shined on them. >> are you good at math in real
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life? >> no i'm the most mathematically i will literal person you ever saw. i had to -- our filmmaker, director gave me tons of books and statistics tutor and tons of reading that i had to do. which was painstaking for me. that was the most research i have ever done for a role. >> how has this expanded your horizon. a nomination, lots of attention in a film that people like because it's a story, an interesting story of how underachievers can be achievers. >> it's a perfect metaphor for my career as a whole. i think you said, look, it's almost -- it's been years since i came out in super bad and all these great movies that i'm really proud of. >> we fell in love with you then, jonah. >> i'm like so grateful. i think when i am an old man, no matter when i get nominated for more oscar, more films, like "moneyball," i think people will always -- you know, i heard that
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sean penn gets the most recognition for fast times. >> never forget. >> and that's wonderful to be in a movie that people love years after is incredible. but the idea is to evolve as an actor and try and challenge yourself in different ways. for me, i love all the comedies i've been a part of. i will continue to make comedies. it's really important to me, having made two dram as and for my second one to get nominate, important to stretch myself. congrats. >> what dress are you wearing? everybody likes to know. >> who is the designer. >> congratulations. >> i'm pulling for you. guarantee you that. thank you for coming. we'll be right back. you're watching "cbs this morning." stay with us. ,,,,
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saving the best for last this morning. we send congratulations to our supervising producer peter burgess and katherine they welcomed alexander fenn into the world yesterday. alexander is a fan of the "cbs this morning" eye-opener. because if you were watching carefully you caught the national debut in the eye-opener. if you didn't catch it, the good news is you can still see it and you can even catch it on your phone. star star 26 and we will text you the link to the eye-opener. you can do that any day. especially day. alexander fenn. >> you always say we're trying to get viewers one at a time. >> one at a time. >> welcome to the world. >> alexander fenn as part of our audience. jonah had one funny thing to
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say. he's loved having the prime minister of qatar open for him. >> only see that on this show. >> that does it for us. up next your local news. we will see you tomorrow on "cbs this morning." we will see you tomorrow on "cbs this morning." >> take it easy.
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five minutes before 9:00 on this wednesday morning. it is an overcast but mild day start. marty is over in the first warning weather center. >> we have first warning doppler weather radar crankinged up and still seeing light shower activity meandering through the mid- atlantic. the forecast does call for clearing skies today and pleasant with a high of 56 degrees. 14 above normal. 32, clear overnight. yeah, colder, you know right now upper 40s but 7 degrees warmer than norm ample tomorrow sunny with a high of 50. nothing real intense coming our way, as a matter of fact temperatures right at 50 or above through the 5 day.
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take it away i. >> a quiet city neighborhood is at the top of the news after two women are robbed. andrea fujii has more. >> reporter: don, roland park is not a neighborhood that is used to violent crime but on tuesday night police say two women were robbed at gunpoint as they were leaving a restaurant in the 4800 block of roland avenue. wjz has learned one of the victims is community activist 73-year-old sally michael. they were getting into their car when a man who claimed to have a gun approached, leaned into the car and grabbed one of their purses. neither of the women were hurt. police have stepped up patrols throughout the community and are reviewing tapes from cameras in the area. back to you. >> city police are also looking for who shot a man in east baltimore overnight. sky chopper 13 was over the scene on north monford avenue. he 22-year-old says he was sitting in front of a house when someone opened fire on him. he is in serious condition. a cat killer is headed to
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jail. yesterday a judge sentenced him to jail for animal mutilation. he is also the suspect in the killing of five more cats and kit 10s. in addition to jail time he must pay a fine and not allowed to have contact with animals for three years. the governor unveils his vision for the future during the annual state of the state address. he is asking lawmakers to agree to increase taxes, including one on gasoline. he says the money is needed to pay for upgrades to schools, roads and other projects. despite a democratic majority some of the proposals are expected to face strong opposition. energy giant exelon announces the location for its new headquarters should the merger with constellation energy be approved. it is located between fell's point and harbor east, where the morgan stanley building has just been built. it must still be approved but a decision is expected by later this month.
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CBS This Morning
CBS February 2, 2012 7:00am-9:00am EST

News/Business. John Miller, Rebecca Jarvis, Jeff Glor. (2012) New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick discusses the Super Bowl. New. (CC) (Stereo)

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